The Denison Fringe Festival presents "Love, Time, Pain, Forgetting," a theatrical dance piece by Cierra L. King 20, is inspired by the work of author Toni Morrison.
Based on the avant garde theater that King performed in her Theater 195 class, this performance is molded with her story that is inspired by Morrisons four books "Love," "God Help the Child," "The Dancing Mind," and "Beloved."
Last summer, King analyzed these novels and found reoccurring themes that all of the characters in the books experienced: pain, time and forgetting, love, sacrifice, and freedom. Now, these are elements that King started to think about and apply to her own life. She challenges the audience think about the ways in which love, time and forgetting, sacrifice and freedom have shaped you. King will perform her work in collaboration with the I.D.M. dance group.
Denison Universitys Fringe Festival, modeled after Edinburghs legendary festival, takes place from April 18 to May 3, with a series of diverse original performances by students and faculty, guests, and student organizations in locations across the campus.